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San Diego to the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Fresh beginnings!

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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lynnrosenblatt
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We sailed on HA from San Diego through the Panama Canal departing on 10/06/21 on Nieuw Amsterdam which was the continuation of the ship's Alaska cruises that marked HA return to North American cruises after pandemic. While the cruise was certainly a decent value there were some issues that made it less so than the same trip on HA in 2018. Most notably are the surcharges on food in the dining room ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Traveled with disabled person


Carnival Miracle Panama Canal

Review for Carnival Miracle to Panama Canal & Central America

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Osoyoos Tommy
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We loved everything about this cruise....except the comedian(so bad it was embarrassing- many people left halfway through his performance) and the Comedy Club hostess with her squeaky voice and her fake hair flips. The food experience was exquisite. Indrawan was our favorite waiter. Attentive, professional, and always smiling! The meals were delicious each day. The dining room was spectacular. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony


Panama Canal

Review for Carnival Miracle to Panama Canal & Central America

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Huskerjay50
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Warm weather cruise in both the Pacific and Atlantic. Staff was ...as usual, outstanding. The ship was set to be refurbished at the end of this cruise. It needed it. Really could have been discounted because of the needed repairs. Carnival has really fallen off in quality since we started with them nearly 35 years ago. Food quality and entertainment need upgraded. It would have been good to ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Extended Balcony


Good ship—except...

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Kruisysue8
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We wanted a cruise where we didn’t have airfare to contend with. We can drive from Phoenix to San Diego, leave our car in a hotel that stores it for free, and take the free shuttle from the Best Western Yacht Harbor ($137 a night) to the cruise port. Perfect. This was only seven days but it only cost $1249 so we were very happy with that part of it. We love absolutely everything about this ship ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


A few minuses, but overall lots and lots of pluses

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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ElEl
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We sailed on the Holland-America Oosterdam’s 18-day Panama Canal cruise (January 15-February 5, 2020) from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale. My wife and I are in our 70’s, and we are four-star HAL Mariners. We had temperatures that were mostly in the 70’s and 80’s and lots and lots of sunshine. (There was very little rain during these 18 days.) We packed sunscreen and some 30% Deet insect repellent ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Fantastic

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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pfowler59
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

I choose Holland America because we do not like the mega ships...I like to feel that we are at sea! I thought the food was the best I have had comparing with other cruise lines. The service was outstanding, friendly and fun. I would be hard pressed to look elsewhere. There was wonderful entertainment in the evening at the Gallery Bar. Two duel pianists played and sang 50's to 90's music. We ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Not our cup of tea

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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seawife2
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This is our 7th cruise.We had a signature suite. Other cruises have been 14 day transatlantic on Celeberity, Princess, and Royal Caribbean. This ranks last on our ratings. Pros: Crew all very friendly, pleasant, helpful and seem to be very happy. Food was very good at first. Canned music was subtle and unobtrusive.Cons: Too many to list but here are the main ones. Ship is very tired and not well ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Good cruise itinerary, terrific staff, clean comfortable ship.

Review for Eurodam to Panama Canal & Central America

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scottborland
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Very clean, well appointed ship. Dining @Lido and Dining Room was usually top rate. Lots of variety, well presented, variety of options through the cruise. Staff, without exception, were terrific for the whole cruise - friendly, responsive and efficient. Cabin steward was very responsive and helpful - very knowledgeable. On board entertainment - numerous and varied - from magicians ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


15 day Panama Canal Cruise

Review for Eurodam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Hayley88
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We’ve sailed in HAL and I find they have excellent service. This was no different. I really loved the itinerary (Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and the Bahamas) and they had great choices for shore excursions. It was a lovely way to experience the canal and parts of Central and South America. Delicious food too. The ship is a little dated. Wonderful entertainment ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Zip Lining & Private Oasis at this Age!

Review for Eurodam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Zanne208
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

My sister is a 4 time mariner and after the loss of her husband of 56 years asked me to join her for a cruise that she and my brother-in-law had wanted to take during Thanksgiving. I did! I am 58 and had such a great time. I went without picking up any internet packages (no phone calls/texting, no FB...., -I called my husband 3 times in 16 days to check in. I was able to relax like I ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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